Import Overwrite - Version: 2007 (12.0)

I'm importing excel files into a current access table, but I want the newer excel file to OVERWRITE an existing record (I have a primary key on the table that can recognize such). I notice that when I use the Import > Excel File, the data does not overwrite. Is there any thign I can do?

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I have a table with a primary key.
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Private Sub outlook_Click()

Dim rsdbase As Database

Dim rstemp As Recordset

Dim olns As NameSpace

Dim cf As MAPIFolder

Dim c As ContactItem

Dim ol As New outlook.Application

Set olns = ol.GetNamespace("MAPI")

Set cf = olns.GetDefaultFolder(18).Folders.Item("wcc")

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With rstemp


Do While Not .EOF

Set c = ol.CreateItem(olContactItem)

c.MessageClass = "IPM.Contact"

Set c = cf.Items.Add

If ![contactID] <> "" Then c.jobtitle = ![contactID]

If ![companyname] <> "" Then c.companyname = ![companyname]

If ![firstname] <> "" Then c.firstname = ![firstname]

If ![surname] <> "" Then c.LastName = ![surname]

If ![email] <> "" Then c.Email1Address = ![email]



End With

Set ol = Nothing

Set olns = Nothing

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End Sub

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I have turned off DEP.

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